None of the defendants was found guilty of a key conspiracy charge alleging that they plotted with Bundy family members to form a self-styled militia and prevent the lawful enforcement of multiple court orders to remove Bundy cattle from arid desert rangeland in what is now the Gold Butte National Monument.
Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre declined immediate comment on the verdicts. He said he’d make a determination later whether to seek a third trial for Parker and Drexler.
I got in trouble yesterday for making a rope-related comment in a political discssion, so will try to keep my mouth shut.
But if anyone needs measuring for a new necktie, it’s Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre.